Flying above California’s electricity producing windmills makes for great photography opportunities, this is only one of a large series.
As a part of the If We Live project, I joined Kevin T. Williams when he recorded Tommy Mars. There are many famous musicians I met but Tommy Mars is one of my favorites, I’ve spent many hours listening to him on Frank Zappa’s albums, but being in the same room with him while he was playing a Hammond was a very unique experience.
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Hiking in the Malibu area, a nesting sparrow was pointed to me by one of the group, it was in an abandoned truck’s frame and was very hard to spot.
This sparrow built its nest in a very narrow part of the frame, right above the wind shield, I couldn’t capture this image using my SLR because it wouldn’t fit in the crack, my smart phone on the other hand went right through.
Friends who own some race horses invited me to the Hollywood park horse racing arena. This was an exiting scene, I never realized Jockeys get that dirty racing. I don’t gamble, But I do believe I’ll be going to the track again, hopefully to get shots of my friend’s horses reaching the finish line first. This shot is of other horses right after crossing the finish line.
This Vintage boy scout doll is from the early 1900’s. this toy was made of wood and then hand painted.
Taking a portrait of toys and people, have many things in common. I keep in mind many of the things I do when taking portraits of people when I’m shooting toys, having a good eye contact is one of them.
A good eye contact makes an effective image, because it helps the viewer and subject connect.
As in many of my images, I have an idea when I’m creating the image. But rather than revealing my ideas, I prefer to hear what the viewers have in mind; for me, any interpretation is correct.
Handling these little old toys, while setting up a shot, make me think about the child who first received them as a present.
Was it a Christmas, or a birthday present, or an unexpected surprise because she/he was the apple of their parents eyes. It makes me think about the happiness it brought these kids, little sparkles of joy on their life’s timeline, and how they are probably no more… and how a box or a drawer became home for these toys.
I’m happy I can put this Vintage boy scout doll and his little friends in the spotlight again.
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